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IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

Celebrating its 8th anniversary, the 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is a world class conference focused on discussing sustainable development and humanitarian technology related policy, insight and experiences and showcasing activities aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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ZTE Teams with KPN and Other Partners for 5G Field Lab Drenthe on Precision Agriculture

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced that it has worked with KPN to successfully complete the test of the first 5G application for Precision Agriculture.

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At Sunbelt Ag Expo, Students and Alumni Can Connect with ABAC

It has been 52 years since Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College hosted an event called Dealer Days on its campus in 1964.

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Tool to Guide Cereal Spray Decisions This Autumn

Pyrethroid sprays applied to cereals this autumn can now be timed better, thanks to a new tool from AHDB. The tool uses air temperatures, from a network of weather stations, to predict when critical second generation aphid offspring is likely to spread through cereal crops..

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Building An Agricultural Workforce Fit for The Future

An industry coalition has united to kick-start a new skills strategy with the ambition to equip the agricultural workforce for the future of farming and invites new partners to join the group.

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Penn State Education Helps Horticulture Alumnus Dig Deep into Potato Industry

Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania.

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Purdue Driving Conversation about How Ag Technologies can be Scaled Up to Save Lives

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27, the first of its kind in North America.

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NSF Funds UC Santa Cruz Study of Tech in Agriculture

From smart phones and video games to personalized medicine, Silicon Valley has transformed communications, entertainment, and health care. So what does the global hub of technological innovation and entrepreneurship have to offer agriculture and food production?

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Transferring Sorghum’s Weed-Killing Power to Rice

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have transferred a biochemical pathway found in sorghum, which produces a weed-killing compound, into rice plants.

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Interim Measures for All Strawberry Exports

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is implementing interim control measures for the export of fresh strawberries.

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Evogene Announces a Significant Milestone in its Next Generation Herbicide Pipeline

Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), a leading biotechnology company developing novel products for life science markets, announced today a significant milestone in its next generation herbicide pipeline.

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First Reference Genome Sequence of Highly Complex Sugarcane

CIRAD, Joint Genome Institute (JGI), KeyGene and other scientific partners are the first to give some real insight into the genome of sugarcane.

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PH asks South Korea to Cut Banana Tariff

The Philippines’ trade department is in talks with its counterpart in South Korea to further reduce tariff rate for its banana exports entering the East Asian country.

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Jain Irrigation Receives Rs. 1.27 Crores Bn Export Order from RWANDA

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (JISL) today announced award of $18.27Million (Approx. Rs. 1.27 Crores ) contract by Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Kigali, Rwanda for irrigation and watershed development (1220 /1752 Ha) in Mahama Sector under Export Targeted Modern Irrigated Agriculture Projects in Rwanda.

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DA Helps Bicol Farmers Brace for Typhoon

The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office in San Agustin will lend two combine harvesters/threshers to farmers who want to save their crops from impending flooding and strong winds.

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Global Blockchain Technology Market in the Agriculture Sector 2018-2022

Technavio analysts forecast the global blockchain technology market in the agriculture sector to grow at a CAGR of over 56% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research report..

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Cargill’s 2018 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to Vibrant Food and Agriculture

Following one of Cargill's best financial performances, the company launched its 2018 annual report today. The report outlines a year of activating tomorrow’s solutions to nourish the world.

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Investment Guide for Agriculture Ventures Launched

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched Thursday an investment guide that aims to help prospective agricultural entrepreneurs identify high-value crop ventures they could pursue.

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Asai Nursery and DENSO Establish Joint Venture to Advance Agricultural Technology and Efficiencies

Asai Nursery, Inc. (Asai Nursery) and DENSO Corporation (DENSO) today announced a joint venture to create a next-generation model for horticulture using large-scale greenhouses and agricultural technology.

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Econet Wireless launched a smart farming service

Telecoms, multi-technology and media group Econet Wireless has launched a smart farming service called EcoFarmer Club, a platform designed to modernize farming methods across the country.

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6th Commercial Farm Africa- "Modernizing Africa’s Agriculture & Strengthening the Value Chain"

With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, experts say the continent must move away from traditional farming methods in favour of modern technology.

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To Promote Agriculture, Israel-U.S. Launch Joint R&D Program

Israel's Innovation Authority and the Israeli-U.S. Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) fund announced a joint research and development plan to promote agriculture in both countries.

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AFDB to raise up to $100 million to boost Agriculture sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO have agreed to raise up to $100 million over five years to support partnerships to catalyse agricultural investment in Africa, end hunger and malnutrition and lift millions from poverty across the continent.

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USDA Adds New Tools, Resources for Farmers

Agricultural producers have new resources available to them to prepare for and recover from impacts of natural disasters on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new website, farmers.gov.

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According to BIS Research Report, Global Precision Agriculture Market Anticipated to Reach $10.55 billion by 2025.

According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research, titled 'Global Precision Agriculture Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2025', reach $10.55 billion by 2025, rising at a CAGR of 13.70% from 2018 to 2025.

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Growing Indoor Vegetables in Japanese Style

Agriculture sector in Japan is facing a wide range of challenges including aging farmers, decline in the number of young people who want to work in fields and increase of abandoned farmlands and in order to solve this problem, it is important to promote the utilisation of new technology in agriculture.

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Funds Available to Advance Agtech Innovation

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has made funding available to stimulate further innovation in the agricultural technology sector.

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Climate Change Adaptation Program by Canadian Government

The British Columbia agriculture sector will have new resources available to support their efforts in adapting to climate change.

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Study Finds Indigenous Mexican Variety Corn Captures Nitrogen it Needs From Air

IN THE UNITED STATES, more than 90 million acres of corn are planted every year. Corn uses more land than any other crop. It also uses a lot of fertilizer.

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OFRF Funded Researchers Aim to Boost Organic Grain Production in Upper Peninsula

In 2017, Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) awarded a grant to researchers at Michigan State University to examine organic grain productivity in support of the organic livestock industry in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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New Faba Beans Offer Multiple Benefits

Four cold-tolerant faba bean germplasm lines are now available for developing pulse or cover crops that can be rotated with wheat and other cereal grains grown in the Pacific Northwest.

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Seeking Indigenous Innovations for Managing Fall Armyworm (FAW) in Africa

The Fall Armyworm, a very invasive insect pest, has spread rapidly since its arrival in African 2 years ago and now covers almost all of Sub-Saharan Africa. Feeding most destructively on maize, but also on sorghum and other crops, FAW is considered a major threat to production if not well managed.

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U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time.

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Innovative Approach to Breeding Could Mean Higher Yields and Better Crops

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to insert multiple genes into a crop plant, developing a reliable method that will make it easier to breed a variety of crops with vastly improved traits.

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Weed Management Plan for Organic Farm

The IDEAg Group LLC announces the new Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion for Farmfest 2018.

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IDEAg Group Announces New Farm Bureau Financial Services

The IDEAg Group LLC announces the new Farm Bureau Financial Services Rural Lifestyle Pavilion for Farmfest 2018.

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Corn and soybean production clinics in August

Nebraska Extension’s Aug. 22 Midwest Soybean Production Clinic and Aug. 23 Midwest Corn Production Clinic will provide an in-field opportunity for participants to work with crops in the early vegetative stages of growth through maturity.

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Chickpea Can Mine Phosphorus Bound in Soils

Research by The University of Western Australia will help unlock phosphorus bound in soils, and improve crop production.

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Australia and NZ Cooperation on Biosecurity Technology Trials

Australia and New Zealand have announced an agreement to cooperate on trials of innovative technologies to improve both countries’ biosecurity operations.

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IFA Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Vegetable Growers Hit by Drought Crisis

IFA President Joe Healy has recognised moves by some retailers to support Irish field vegetable growers who are facing a financial crisis as a result of the extended drought this summer.

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Skoltech Scientists Use Computer Vision and Machine Learning to Predict Plant Growth

A group of scientists from the Space Center (SC) and the Center for Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) at Skoltech have developed a method for predicting an increase in the plant biomass using 2D and 3D images.

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New Test Can Determine Nitrogen Levels in Soil

Nitrogen is the main nutrient added to cereal crops like corn, which makes them grow faster and stronger.

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Evogene Announces Positive Yield Results in its Bio-Stimulant Program for Wheat

Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), a leading biotechnology company developing novel products for life science markets, announced today that its Ag-Biologicals division has achieved positive yield results leading to phase advancement in its bio-stimulant for wheat program.

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FAO and WorldFish forge partnership to build the resilience of fishers and fish farmers

The International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today agreed to boost their efforts to build the resilience of fishers and small-scale fish farmers, promote sustainable aquaculture, and improve fish value chains.

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Booth at the Farmers Market for free Plant Disease Diagnostic

Every summer, the U of A Plant Pathology graduate students and faculty table a booth at the farmers market to provide free plant disease diagnosis and education to the Fayetteville community

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Evogene Announces Positive Yield Results in its Bio-Stimulant Program for Wheat

Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: EVGN), a leading biotechnology company developing novel products for life science markets, announced today that its Ag-Biologicals division has achieved positive yield results leading to phase advancement in its bio-stimulant for wheat program.

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Inari, A Plant Breeding Technology Company, Introduces Mission to Transform Agriculture

Inari, a Flagship Pioneering company headquartered in Cambridge, launches a transformational plant breeding technology company.

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Proagrica Unites to Unlock Agriculture Market Potential

Proagrica, the world-leading provider of independent connectivity and data-driven decision support solutions for the agriculture industry, today announced that it will be bringing together its F4F, DBT and SST Software businesses under the Proagrica brand.

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Farm Safety Week 2018 Starts on 16th July

Monday, 16th July marks the start of the sixth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland, an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms and bring about a change in culture that makes unsafe practices socially unacceptable.

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ITC launches Market Price Information portal

Mike Groene of North Platte has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Groene is seeking re-election to represent District 42 in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Groene Designated “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau-PAC

Mike Groene of North Platte has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by Nebraska Farm Bureau’s political action committee (NEFB-PAC). Groene is seeking re-election to represent District 42 in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Company Launches Land. Water. Thrive. Initiative The Toro

Whether in our local communities or in the developing world, we are all stewards of the water and natural spaces that enrich life.

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Bangladesh approves new policy to ensure profitable agriculture

The Cabinet approved the draft of “The National Agriculture Policy 2018,” with the aim of ensuring profitable agriculture, nutrition and food security in Bangladesh.

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BASF Expands Its Global Insecticide Portfolio

BASF has received the first global registrations in Australia and India for the new active ingredient, Inscalis® insecticide.

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Kenya releases three new fast-maturing rice varieties

Kenya’s rice production is likely to go up following the release of three new fast-maturing varieties with greater potential.

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Zero Interest Loans Available for Flooding Affected Farmers

Minnesota farmers affected by the recent flooding can take advantage of a zero-percent Disaster Loan Program offered by the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA).

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JCU to develop data-driven strategic weed management programs

JCU and the Tipperary Group of Stations, in collaboration with Sensand Technologies, will combine an Internet of Things (IoT) network with low-cost environmental sensors, drone mapping and big data analytics to develop data-driven strategic weed management programs.

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Agriculture Key to Averting Conflict and Promoting Lasting Peace

While stressing how warfare worsens global hunger, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization chief Jose Graziano da Silva said that, agriculture plays a vital role in averting conflict and promoting lasting peace.

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China improving IT under ‘Internet Plus Agriculture model’

China will improve internet services and information technology (IT) infrastructure under the "Internet Plus Agriculture" model

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Bureau of Agri Research (BAR) Boosts R&D Support for Native Animals

‘With a good harvest, we have enough maize for ourselves, and then some to sell. But right now we have to buy the maize to feed the family,' says Agnes Waithira Muli, a smallholder farmer in Embu county in central Kenya.

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FAO helps Kenyan farmers rescue harvest from Fall Armyworm

‘With a good harvest, we have enough maize for ourselves, and then some to sell. But right now we have to buy the maize to feed the family,' says Agnes Waithira Muli, a smallholder farmer in Embu county in central Kenya.

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To Tackle Labor Shortage in Farming, Aichi Team Develops Self-Driving Robots

Amid a severe shortage of manpower, a team comprised of researchers from private companies and a university in Aichi Prefecture is working on developing a self-driving robot that uses cutting-edge technology to support flower-growing farmers.

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Climate-Smart Agri Training for Small Farmers

The importance of technology in Singapore's food security highlighted by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon.

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UK Based Ag Tech Company PBD Biotech Expands to Saskatoon

The importance of technology in Singapore's food security highlighted by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon.

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Singapore Govt to Push for Tech Adoption in Urban Farming Industry

The importance of technology in Singapore's food security highlighted by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon.

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Global workshop on tomato farming at Madanapalle

A three-member team of horticulture scientists from New Jersey, USA, is scheduled to hold a global workshop at Madanapalle on January 25 and 26

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Oboya Receives New Greenhouse Order in China

Oboya Horticulture Industries AB (publ) has through its wholly owned subsidiary Oboya Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd in Qingdao, China, received a new greenhouse order from Xiexin Duoli Agricultural Development Co., Ltd in China.

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CAES launches Certificate in Agricultural Data Science

From remote moisture sensors that produce a real-time feed of soil conditions to drones that use optical data to spot plant disease, new streams of data will fuel the next green revolution.

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Website for New Farmers Launched in New Brunswicks

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: A new website that will connect prospective farmers with a “one-stop shop” to help them investigate opportunities in the sector was officially launched.

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Digital Agriculture Platform to help farmers in Africa

Techno Brain has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a Digital Agriculture Platform in Africa to help farmers improve crop yields and increase income.

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Poultry World to host seminar on Smart Poultry Farming

Learn more at special event, organised by Poultry World during the upcoming VIV Europe and Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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USDA’s Farmers.gov Receives $10 Million in Funding for Development

The Technology Modernization Fund Board (Board) awarded funding to support the development of USDA’s Farmers.gov customer experience portal, which helps better connect America’s farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and private foresters with vital USDA resources and programs.

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Mobile app to let farmers test for poultry infection

Chicken farmers in the Philippines will soon test their birds for deadly pathogens with a new hand-held device and smartphone app they can use on their own farms.

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Indo-Canadians’ startup plans on taking artificial intelligence to the farm

A startup founded by two Indo-Canadians will start field trials for their product this month, and in their case, field is the operative word since the new company plans on taking artificial intelligence to the farm.

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Governments Highlight Funded Activities for Manitoba Agri-Processors

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Manitoba's agri-processors are now able to access funding for activities under the Ag Action Manitoba program as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership continues to be implemented.

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USDA Announces Streamlined Purchase Program

USDA Announces Streamlined Purchase Program to Supply Nutrition Assistance Programs with American Farm Products, $177.4 million in Commodity Purchases Announced.

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Minister MacAulay to Promote Agricultural Trade in Texas

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: As negotiations on a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) continue, the Government of Canada is working hard to create new opportunities for producers and food processors on both sides of the border.

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Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms.

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IFC Lends $30 Million to Help Ukraine’s Boost Farm Productivity

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $30 million loan to Astarta, a leading agricultural producer, to help improve its environmental efficiency and strengthen its agricultural productivity and logistics as part of a broader effort to boost Ukraine's agribusiness sector and spur economic development.

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New crop that saves soil, produces grain and forage for cows

On a splendid May day, Valentin Picasso is visiting tests of a crop called kernza at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station north of Madison.

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Balaka launching manure making campaign

Balaka District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Dennis Zingeni, has underscored the need for farmers to embrace agriculture-smart technology as a way of averting effects of dry spells and outbreaks of fall army worm which occurs as a result of climate change.

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Dutch Prime Minister Comes Calling, Boosts Farm, Technology Ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte by enhancing bilateral relations in the fields of energy, agriculture, water and technology during the latter’s second visit to India, as the Netherlands joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

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Federal Government invests in GPS agricultural technology

cash injection of almost $225 million from the Federal Government will help bring better GPS agricultural technology to more farmers across Australia.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Evolve Northwest Territories Agriculture

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Agriculture plays an important role in the lives of all Canadians, creating good, middle-class jobs, and feeding Canadians and other countries around the world.

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Guide to tap investment in climate smart agriculture

Scientists from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on Wednesday launched a guide aimed at tapping investment in climate smart agriculture in Africa..

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Agriculture Development project for Sri Lanka launched by EU

The project titled "support to the modernization of the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka" will support the development of overarching Sri Lankan agriculture policy..

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Secretary Perdue Commits to Prioritizing Food Waste Solutions

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted a food waste roundtable with Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-1) and David Young (IA-3), food industry leaders, and non-profit groups at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Organic Integrity Through Technology Innovation

Learn how the National Organic Program uses advances in information technology to strengthen the integrity of the organic seal for producers, businesses and consumers.

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New programming to help reduce threats from agricultural pests

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, producers and rural municipalities will have access to new programming to help reduce threats from agricultural pests.

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Best Management Practices for Planting Soybeans in Spring

Although research shows earlier planting dates typically improve soybean yields, Mother Nature had other plans this spring, with extended cold and wet weather conditions delaying planting for many South Dakota soybean growers.

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EU and PA launched Assistance to Agriculture programs

The European Union (EU) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) launched on Tuesday the Assistance to Agriculture programs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a ceremony organized in Bethlehem, according to an EU press release.

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Irrigation Conference Looks to the Future

A National Conference looking at the future of irrigation sparked debate on the future direction of the sector and changes on the horizon.

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Agtech Startup Inocucor Enters Plant Nutrition

Inocucor Corporation, a developer and producer of biological crop inputs for high-value produce and row crops, announced it has acquired ATP Nutrition, a producer of science-based plant nutrients based in Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada.

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ICRISAT and Corteva Agriscience™ Collaborate with DowDuPont to Share Technology

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, inked a multiyear partnership to strengthen food security by improving crops that feed millions through sharing of high-tech and modern breeding technologies.

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EIB’s investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, today announced the launch of a new financing initiative that aims to unlock close to EUR 1bn of investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector.

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Cow Fitbits and artificial intelligence For dairy farms

Sophisticated AI technologies are helping reinvent how Americans work, offering powerful software that can read and react to mountains of data and save them time and stress along the way.

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Horticulture smart supply chain research

An industry-led horticulture initiative in northern Australia is aiming to get more high value produce into domestic and international markets.

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Nepal and India to Enhance Agriculture Cooperation

To promote cooperation in agricultural science and technology, agricultural production and agro-processing, India and Nepal reaffirmed their resolve.

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Australian Development of Heat-Resistant Wheat

In 2013 scientists at NASA discovered a new way of using satellites to measure fluorescence in plants. During photosynthesis, plants emit a form of light invisible to the naked eye but detectable from above.

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Crops Hold Onto Harmful Mutations That Reduce Productivity

According to a study published in the journal Nature, Limits on improving yield and other critical traits in maize likely are due to rare harmful mutations genetically linked to a beneficial gene combination that were selected for during domestication and breeding.

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Auburn University researchers improve crop growth with new discovery of wasp

Auburn University entomologists have discovered and identified a tiny wasp that could provide a huge benefit to soybean producers and other farmers.

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Grant for agriculture project in Jamaica approved by CDB

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will provide a grant of GBP974, 000 to the Government of Jamaica, to prepare a feasibility and design study for the development of an agriculture project for communities in the parishes of St. Catherine and Clarendon.

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Census Countdown Begins For New Jersey Farmers

New Jersey farmers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.

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Africa Urged to Embrace New Tech to Increase Ag Production

The Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources has said that, Africa should embrace technology and innovations to boost agro-production and, hence save the billions of dollars the continent spends on food imports.

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Government of Canada Launches 'Agricultural Clean Technology Program'

Canadian farmers are important drivers of the Canadian economy, and also make important contributions in the fight against climate change by adopting sustainable technologies and practices.

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Mriya Agro Holding Creates Agronomic Evaluation Department

Mriya Agro Holding has created a technology and science evaluation department to oversee the introduction of global best practice and production processes.

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Canadian Govt Supports Dairy Producer to Modernize Farm

The dairy sector contributes $24 billion to the Canadian economy through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec.

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New England Scientists Identify Weeds on Region’s Organic Vegetable Farms

Scientists from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have completed the first comprehensive assessment of weeds found on organic vegetable farms in northern New England.

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Trouw Nutrition collaborates with Dutch on developing feed advisory tool

Dutch Sprouts, developer of the SoilCares handheld scanner, and Trouw Nutrition, a global leader in animal nutrition solutions, have been working together to develop the NutriOpt On-site Adviser.

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Israeli Company Developed Tiniest Cherry Tomato

Though everyone say bigger is better, but in the succulent world of cherry tomatoes, one Israeli company is going smaller than ever before.

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iQShrimp first cloud-based solution for Shrimp farmers

Shrimp farmers can tap into the first cloud-based solution in the aquaculture industry thanks to Cargill’s iQShrimp.

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Ag Technology Transfer to Benefit Both of Malaysia and Taiwan

Taiwan’s Agriculture Minister Lin Tsung-hsien on March 3 visited Taiwanese businesspeople-operated companies and retailers in Kuala Lumpur that have been selling Taiwan-produced agricultural products, hoping to expand the market share of halal market and to promote Taiwan-produced fertilizer, seeds, agricultural machines in Malaysia.

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Lebanese Partner Launches First-Class Ag Lab Facilities

ICARDA’s longtime partner Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) celebrated the construction of new laboratories and office space in its headquarters in eastern Lebanon.

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Canada Promoting the Development of Organic Sector

The Canadian organic industry is one of Canada's fastest growing agricultural sectors, thanks to Canada's hardworking organic farmers and food processors who are respected around the world for supplying nutritious, sustainable, and high-quality organic products.

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Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum to Introduce Total Solutions for Extreme Weather

According to FAO, 26% of crop losses resulted from extreme weather such as windstorms, floods and droughts happened in developing countries. Not only farmers suffered severely, but also people encountered instability of food supply.

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Improving the Industry in Georgia through Sustainable Agriculture

The Georgian government decided it was time to take action on two significant barriers to its development: a majority of its population eking out a living via subsistence farming and a lack of capital and technology for these farms to thrive.

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Promotion and strengthening of agri-tourism in Baguio

The city government is pushing for the promotion and strengthening of its agri-tourism industry starting from the opening of the first strawberry farm in this summer capital up North.

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FAO and Telefónica to Boost Use of Technology in Agriculture

FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare and strengthen farmers in the face of extreme weather events related to climate change.

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DowDuPont opens new Innovation Center in Bay Area

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont announced the grand opening of the Bay Area Innovation Center (BAIC), a newly expanded state-of-the-art research and development facility focused on agricultural biotechnology discovery, enabling technology development and leading-edge informatics.

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Completed Genome sequencing of 7 wild rice varieties

The genome sequencing of seven wild rice varieties has finally been completed. This breakthrough is expected to provide opportunities for breeders worldwide in developing better rice varieties that will respond to the changing needs of the farmers and the consumers.

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Webinar on Supporting the Growth of Crops from Space

Aerospace giant Airbus will host a webinar on January 31, entitled: Supporting the Growth of Your Crops from Space.

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Key Economic Priorities in Ag Outlined By Pa-O Leader

Pa-O region in southern Shan State will focus on modernizing its agricultural and livestock economy while prioritizing building hydropower stations and developing vocational schools as well as ecotourism.

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Root Discovery May Lead to Crops that Need Less Fertilizer

Bean plants that suppress secondary root growth in favor of boosting primary root growth forage greater soil volume to acquire phosphorus, according to Penn State researchers, who say their recent findings have implications for plant breeders and improving crop productivity in nutrient-poor soils.

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IITA/AfDB launches plan to revolutionize African agriculture

Scientists, development specialists, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), and entrepreneurs from the private sector mainly from Africa will assemble in IITA, Ibadan.

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Alternative Antibiotic Gives Piglets a Boost

An amino acid produced naturally in humans, swine and other species shows promise as an alternative to antibiotics and growth promoters for piglets.

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India Asks Germany to Help Relax New EU Rice Import Rule

India has asked Germany to use its good offices to resolve the issue at the earliest, as the new stringent EU rice import rule kicked in this month.

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Israel’s Agricultural Group Joins Nonprofit to Set Up Agritech Accelerator

To set up an accelerator to mentor agritech entrepreneurs, Israel’s agricultural group Yakhin is joining forces with Tech for Good, a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of technology for social and environmental causes.

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Global workshop on tomato farming at Madanapalle

A three-member team of horticulture scientists from New Jersey, USA, is scheduled to hold a global workshop at Madanapalle on January 25 and 26, targeting tomato growers and marketing personnel.

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USDA’s NIFA Support for Biomass Genomics Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research, announce joint support for research in plant feedstock genomics for bioenergy.

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Penn State Grape and Wine Team Boosts Industry

According to the National Association of American Wineries, Pennsylvania's grape and wine industry pours an estimated $4.8 billion into the state's economy through employment, wine sales, tourism, tax revenue and related avenues.

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Grant License for RNAi Technology in Eucalyptus Enhanced

FuturaGene, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Pulp and Paper, and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), are pleased to announce that a patent has been issued in Brazil to CSIRO.

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New tech in agri sector - Gene-editing tool

Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism's DNA.

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Successful sequencing and assembly of the Impatiens walleriana genome.

The nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue, as farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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Farm Groups Launch “Farm Town Strong” Campaign

The nation’s two largest general farm organizations are teaming up to confront the issue, as farming communities face mounting challenges with the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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UW-Extension offer pesticide applicator training Program

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program provides training materials required to become a certified applicator in the state of Wisconsin.

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Stable Forecast for U.S. Crop Prices

According to Dr. Keith Coble, former chief economist for Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans and the head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University, U.S. grain prices and crop demand for 2017-2018 will likely show no major changes.

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Ag Law Experts Review Top Legal Issues Affecting Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million in grants focused on organic agriculture research, education, and extension activities.

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NIFA Announces Support for Organic Agriculture Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $17.6 million in grants focused on organic agriculture research, education, and extension activities.

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Fund Grant to Promote Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Improved farming practices, healthier animals and – ultimately – increased food security will be the outcomes of projects supported by a US$ 600 000 grant by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development (OFID) under a partnership with the IAEA signed last week.

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France and FAO Renew Partnership on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change

France and FAO renewed the blueprint for their collaboration, putting climate change, sustainable agriculture, the eradication of hunger, rural development and efficient use of natural resources at the center of their joint strategic actions in coming years.

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Use of Space Technology to Save Water in California Vineyards

Using satellite data and computer models to better manage water resources, ARS scientists are saving water in California's vineyards.

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To Protect Sows and Piglets Use of High-Tech Camera

To protect newborn piglets, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and collaborators are using 3-D imaging by monitoring adult female pigs' behavior.

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'Cultivating Success’ course for Farmers at WSU

A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Making Farming Hi-Tech

The AI solutions promise informed inputs to farmers and other stakeholders in the ecosystem, right from sowing to harvesting and then to post-harvest help.

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OIP enable partnership to unlock potential of new soybean variety

The oil from a new specialty soybean variety developed by the University of Guelph has potential for use in industrial applications – and Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP) is helping to unlock that potential.

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USDA-NIFA Funding Supports Farmers with Disabilities, Youth Safety Programs

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded funding from the U.S Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture for programs to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with farming and to provide assistance to individuals farming with disabilities.

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KBG Launches First Sector Brief on Agriculture

The Kenya Business Guide has published and launched its first Sector Brief entitled ‘Agriculture Established and Emerging Trends’. The brief contains an overview of current trends in the agriculture sector and an analysis of its projected trajectory.

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Wyffels Hybrids Seed Company Donated Farm Equipment to WIU

Wyffels Hybrids recently donated some of its retired and fully-operational research equipment to Western Illinois University, including a combine with a three-row corn head and a four-row planter.

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Ag Start-ups Turning Towards AI and IoT to Increase Production

In H1 2017, agri and food tech start-ups have raised $4.4 billion. Accenture estimates the digital agriculture services market to hit $4.55 billion by 2020.

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Global Fertilizer Company Acquires Cornell Digital Agriculture Tech

Scientists have long recognized the crucial, and potentially damaging, role of nitrogen in the food cycle. If farmers don’t add enough of the fertilizer to their fields, crops are less productive.

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CountrySTAT platform for sharing agriculture and food security information

CountrySTAT is a web-based information system on food and agriculture which provides easy access to statistical data of good quality that can aid decision-makers in better, evidence-based policy-making and greater efficiency in development politics.

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